Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

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Something for everyone!

Brewing and Science Workshop
Friday, October 16, 2015
8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Jordan Hall Auditorium
NYS Agricultural Experiment Station
630 West North Street
Geneva, NY 14456

This short course includes information about barley and malt, hops, brewing water, adjuncts, brewhouse operations, brewing yeast and brewery fermentations, maturation, finishing and beer styles. It is designed to be appropriate for people who work in commercial breweries, are home brewers or simply interested in the brewing process. some science background is helpful.
Presenter: Karl Siebert, professor in the Food Science Department, Cornell University. He has published numerous papers on brewing science and technology and has received multiple awards from the American Society of Brewing Chemists and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, including the ASBC Award of Distinction and the MBAA Award Merit.

Cost:$180.00 (includes meals and handouts).
For assistance, contact Gemma Osborne at 315-787-2248 or email Gemma

Information, including an agenda and registration information

Lodging can be obtained at any of several nearby hotels; Google "Geneva, NY hotels". Attendees arrange for all transportation and lodging indepentently.

Grapevine Trees
Saturday, October 17, 2015
9:00 am to Noon
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Join Ontario County Master Gardeners Christen Groeling and Judi Ferman in learning how to create natural grapevine trees for indoor or outdoor display. Grapevine is an abundant, natural material that works beautifully in fashioning timeless decoratives for the the holidays, gifts, or the garden. Ideas for embellishing and lighting will be shared and demonstrated. Class will be held outside, weather permitting. Each participant will make and take home a 26" tall grapevine tree. Participants need to bring gardening gloves; all other materials are included in the class fee. Fee: $15.00/person. Class size limited. Register early!
To register call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

Canning Pear-Apple Jam
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Canning Cranberry-Apple Relish

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Autumn is here and with it comes an abundance of fresh, crisp, local apples. Apples are one of the most versatile foods around. They can be used in sweet and savory dishes, eaten raw, dried, sauced, candied and covered in caramel. Did you know that you can also turn them into jams and relishes to be enjoyed later? Hope Galens, Local Food Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County will be holding two canning classes that incorporate local apples. The two canning classes will both be hands-on and are suitable for those who have never canned before. Not only do these taste delicious, they also make great gifts for the upcoming holidays. Participants will leave with their own jar of either jam or relish.

Fee: $15.00 per person. Pre-registration is required one week before the class by calling Nancy at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

Make and Take Bird Suet Feeder
Saturday, December 5, 2015
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Make your yard bird friendly by providing a suet food treat. We will prepare a suet recipe that is favored by woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees, nuthatches and Carolina Wrens. You will then be able to place the suet in an attractive feeder which will be a welcome addition to your yard or make a nice gift for the upcoming holidays.

Master Gardeners Christen Groeling and Bob Haggett will take you through step-by-step preparation of the suet mix recipe and the making of a log style feeder for the suet.
Information on the types of birds and identification of the birds that may be attracted to your new feeder will be covered as well as the recommended placement of the feeder.
Fee: $5.00 per person.
Class size is limited.
Register early!! Registration requested by November 25, 2015.
Contact: Nancy at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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